The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

Two great spiritual masters share their own hard-won wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity.   The occasion was a big birthday. And it inspired two close friends to get together in Dharamsala for a talk about something very important to them. The friends were His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The subject was joy. Both winners of th Two great spiritual masters share their own hard-won wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity.  ...

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Title:The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
Author:Dalai Lama XIV
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:354 pages pages

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World Reviews

  • Cheri
    Oct 17, 2017
    ?Wherever you have friends that?s your country, and wherever you receive love, that?s your home.? ? Dalai Lama XIV, The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World When two people, both Nobel Peace Laureates, are as world-renowned as His Holiness the Dalai Lam...
  • Laila (BigReadingLife)
    Jan 15, 2018
    I adored listening to this audiobook. (Not narrated by the Dalai Lama or Archbishop Tutu themselves, but skilled narrators with similar accents.). I never knew what a lovely friendship the two spiritual leaders had before this. Often laughing and teasing one another, they truly show ho...
  • Diane
    Dec 16, 2016
    I simply loved this book. The Book of Joy is a conversation between the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu about finding joy and happiness in the face of suffering and grief. The two old friends met in India for the Dalai Lama's 80th birthday, and they had long discussions over sev...
  • Bonnie
    Feb 20, 2017
    Enjoyed multiple parts of this book, but spent more time frustrated with the collaborator who just couldn't seem to get out of the way. For a book that multiple times stressed that people who use the word, "I," more often die earlier, he certainly seemed to get a lot in. If you skim fo...
  • Kathryn
    Feb 24, 2017
    What an absolutely wonderful book. It does not matter what your spiritual beliefs are you cannot help but glean something from reading this book. These two men have the most touching and magnificent friendship. They laugh and tease each other. They enjoy each others thoughts and their ...
  • Lubinka Dimitrova
    Mar 01, 2018
    I'll be never too cynical to be able to enjoy, appreciate and cherish the words of these two men which might seem syrupy and nonsensically naive, but are in fact utterly cheerful, lighten our load and help us put a smile on our face each and every day. I myself grew as an agnostic, and...
  • Gerri Leen
    Nov 15, 2016
    I expected to like this more than I did. There is an old writing rule of "Show, don't tell" and this book, with it's third person narrator describing everything and very much inserted into the thing, is pretty much all tell. And there's a lot of repetition. The overall message is good ...
  • Alli Lubin
    Feb 21, 2017
    I am savoring this book. "The Dalai Lama and the Archbishop Desmond Tutu are two of the great spiritual masters of our time, but they are also moral leaders who transcend their own traditions and speak always from a concern for humanity as a whole..."JOY is much bigger than happiness. ...
  • Brad McKenna
    Nov 12, 2016
    What happens when you put The Dalai Lama and The Archbishop Tutu in a room together to talk about Joy? Laughter, chuckles, chortles, and deep unbridled belly laughs. Not to mention good natured ribbing that would make any pair of siblings proud. According to these two spiritual gia...
  • Joy Matteson
    Nov 11, 2016
    The Book of Joy is an uplifting account of a conversation between two of the most honored contemporary spiritual leaders living today. Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama met together in Dharamsala to have an intimate conversation about the meaning of joy. Literary ...
  • Ita
    Jan 20, 2017
    I was reading this book at the hairdressers and when I was paying, one of the hairdressers came to me to tell me she enjoyed watching me read as she saw me chuckling while reading it. Then I showed her the title and said that it must be working already! I like this quote "Wherever you ...
  • Caidyn (BW Reviews; he/him/his)
    Aug 30, 2017
    This review and others can be found on BW Book Review. Personally, when I think of religion, this is what I think of. The fundamental good of it, all the ways that they draw people together and accept them no matter what. The Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu are prime examples...
  • Anna
    Mar 17, 2017
    A friend gave me ?The Book of Joy? as a birthday present and told me she had found it life-changing. I can certainly see why - it?s an extraordinary and moving book, and one that I immediately want to recommend to others. In a series of discussions, revolving around ways in which...
  • Calista
    Dec 05, 2017
    I love the Dalai Lama and everything he has to say. I feel so fortunate to have his words in todays age. He has seen many horrors and tragedies in his long life and he has this wonderful perspective. I admire him and I want to have his views on life. I wish I could quote adequately...
  • Michelle
    Jul 11, 2016
    The Book of Joy started out in an ordinary enough manner. It was well-written, interesting, at times humorous, and full of truth. But then . . . right book, right time, it guided me to closure on something I'd been struggling with for a decade. This is literally a life changing book fo...
  • Mizanur Rahman
    Feb 10, 2017
    Buddhism always fascinates me. Not as a religion but as philosophy. Perhaps, of all religions (philosophical view) collectively, Buddhism effectively reaches the core of human nature, and thus promote its fellow believer to nurture their soul. This book is not about Buddhism or Christi...
  • madamereadsalot
    Jan 31, 2017
    4.5 I have listened to this book on audible, but as I found so many important messages and useful practices in it, I wanted to have a physical copy as well to reread and mark my favourite passages in! It's that kind of book! <3 Especially regarding the current situation in th...
  • Antigone
    Nov 02, 2016
    Oh, they are rascals! Impish spirits, the both of them, who giggle and joust and tease their way through this late-in-life meeting; evincing in almost every moment the very joy they've gathered to discuss. The friendship of these illustrious men, who've met a mere half dozen times a...
  • Breakaway Reviewers
    Sep 30, 2016
    The title says it all - this is THE book of joy and peace! In 2015, Archbishop Desmond Tutu travelled to Dharamsala in India to meet with his friend and fellow Nobel Prize winner, His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Douglas Abrams accompanied Desmond Tutu so that he could write and record ...
  • Victoria
    Jun 22, 2017
    ?Wherever you have friends that?s your country, and wherever you receive love, that?s your home.?? --Tibetan Proverb Two Nobel Peace laureates meet for a week in Dharamsala, India and engage in a spiritual dialogue and these talks will become the basis for a book. Sounds a...
  • Nora|KnyguDama
    Jun 18, 2018
    "D?iaugsmo knyg?" spirg?jau perskaityti iki Jo ?ventenyb?s vizito Lietuvoje. Prie? m?nes? rezervavau j? bibliotekoje, bet eil? kaip neat?jo, taip neat?jo. Vyras pavargo klausyti mano zyzimo ir gal? gale man padovanojo ?it? knyg?. Galvojau, oi kaip dabar kibsiu ? j? - ...
  • Susan
    Dec 15, 2017
    This audiobook is life-changing. I know that sounds like a dramatization but it?s really not. This audiobook covers a week long conversation between dear friends His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. What a wonderful conversation to listen in on! These two men, fro...
  • elias
    Feb 27, 2017
    I was given this book by a dear friend, and glad that he shared this book with me. This is not the typical book I read but I really enjoyed it. Do not be scared by the authors, Dalai Lama XIV and Archbishop Tutu, both religious leaders. This is not a book about religion. This is a book...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Apr 14, 2017
    Powerful, exquisite, full of love and friendship between Archbishop Tutu and the Dalai Lama. I listened to this on audio; incredible to hear the different voices (narrators were actors, very good actors) and quotes from these two enlightened friends. I will refer back to with frequency...
  • Kacey Kells
    Feb 02, 2017
    Everyone (well, almost!) agrees that we should do our best to make this world a safer and better world? i.e.: ?a happier, kinder, more compassionate world?. Sadly however, most people think it?s a beautiful but unattainable dream. In this book however, His Holiness the Dalai La...
  • Elsa
    Feb 11, 2017
    Five Stars because there are just 5. I said it before but I mention it again: this was THE most beautiful book I have read the last years. So touching, sometimes so funny, and so deeply true. It took me a while to finish it because every time I would read some pages I just wanted to ...
  • Ann L.
    Jan 28, 2017
    Definitely a must read in cultivating a peaceful, joyful and compassionate life. The world needs this book of wisdom, especially now with so much political division going on. These two spiritual teachers, the Dalai Lama XIV and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have wonderful words of wisdom...
  • George
    Jun 15, 2017
    "The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World" by the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams is a book about the important things in life. The Dalai Lama (a Buddhist), Tutu (a Christian), and Abrams (a Secular Jew) spent a week together in dialogue - discussing the prin...
  • P.E.
    Apr 26, 2018
    3/5 La note reflète mal l'avis en donnant l'impression d'une moyenne. Ce livre comporte des éléments qui me paraissent une franche réussite et à la fois des éléments qui le tirent vers le bas. Les plus : - L'idée de base de faire se rencontrer le Dalaï-Lama et l'Arc...
  • Chris
    May 24, 2018
    How beautiful and true, evoking, and expanding on, ideas which I notice are appearing in many other things I read! ?The real secret of freedom may simply be extending this brief space between stimulus and response? (179). As mentioned in ?Shantaram? - we always have the free...